Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese
Choose skim milk and nonfat yogurt often. They are lowest in fat.
One serving is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, or 1 1/2 ounces of natural cheese, or 2 ounces of process cheese. 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of cheese and 8 ounces of yogurt count as a serving from this group because they supply the same amount of calcium as 1 cup of milk.
Choose "part skim" or lowfat cheeses when available and lower fat milk desserts – like ice milk or frozen yogurt.
Read food labels in order to know what is actually in your food. Also, visit our Healthy Snack Ideas article to help you make food decisions.
This information was provided by the United State's Department of Agriculture.
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ChooseMyPlate.gov: MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal.